Hey all. There are a bunch of great events coming up at UnionDocs in Brooklyn. Details below!
Over 60 students have crafted short docs that lovingly explore the many faces and stories of New York City —from B-boys to nannies, cab drivers to urban farmers, and subway buskers to church tower bell-ringers. This program offers a glimpse of that work and invites audiences to come see the latest crop of DocStudies’ student work at the New School.
Sunday, April 15th at 7:30pm. $9 suggested donation.
We live in a world drenched in data, providing a new seam of content for documentary. With the latest version of the web coding language HTML5, data can also now be connected to video content in new ways. So how are documentary makers responding to these creative possibilities? What storytelling possibilities are emerging around these new resources? Jigar Mehta, (18 Days in Egypt), Laura Kurgan (Spatial Information Design Lab), and Fabien Streit, (Upian) in attendance for presentation and discussion with scholar-artist Mandy Rose.
Coming up next weekend:
Friday, April 6 at 7:30pm. $9 suggested donation.
Can the photographer, researcher, artist, journalist, human rights worker or activist meet the demands of objectivity and proof required in the documentation of rights abuses and still take the miraculous seriously? Photographer and scholar Michael Kennedy will try to answer this question while exploring the disturbing death of a young boy at the West Bank village of Iraq Burin.
Coming up this weekend:
Friday, March 30 at 7:00pm. $15.
Critically acclaimed, Peabody, Sundance, Cannes, and BAFTA award-winning documentary filmmaker Kim Longinotto (Rough Aunties, Sisters in Law), will give a special Master Class for documentry filmmakers. Longinotto will share clips, documentary techniques, working experiences, as well as craft and process from her 30+ year career as a documentarian.
Saturday, March 31th at 7:30pm. $9 suggested donation.
Amie Siegel joins us to present The Sleepers, a film that voyeuristically explores the space between cinema and architecture, sceerning alongside Siegel’s recent film which intertwines histories of cinema and architecture with the cinematic gesture of the remake serving as an uncanny reflection on gender, history and the production of images.
Sunday, April 1th at 7:30 pm, $9 suggested donation
In a conversation moderated by journalist Christian Parenti, political scientist Corey Robin will speak with leftist economist (and former conservative) Doug Henwood about the history of reactionary theory, the creation of the right wing, and the role of the ruling class in fostering the conservative movement.